Do you qualify for social security disability benefits in Everett? If you’ve been injured on the job and are no longer capable of working, you may be owed monthly benefits. If you’re having difficulty navigating the application process or have met resistance along the way, it may be worth speaking with a lawyer. Keep the following requirements in mind.
Worked in Covered Jobs
It’s important to realize not all positions offer social security disability benefits. Only those who have worked in covered jobs will qualify for assistance after an injury.
Have a Qualifying Medical Condition
Social security disability recipients must also have a qualifying medical condition as defined by Social Security. This is determined by using a step-by-step process involving five questions:
- Are you working?
- Is your condition “severe?”
- Is your condition found in the list of disabled conditions?
- Can you do the work you did previously?
- Can you do any other type of work?
Social Security will only pay for total disability, not partial or short-term. You’ll probably be considered disabled if you can’t do the work you did before, if you can’t adjust to other work, and if the ailment is expected to last one or more years.
Need Assistance Securing Social Security Disability Benefits in Everett?
If you meet all of the requirements but aren’t receiving compensation, then it’s time to speak with a professional. The attorneys at Dale Wagner Law in Stanwood are here to help. Our highly trained and experienced legal team specializes in workers’ compensation, disability legal services and social security disability cases of every kind. We offer sound legal advice and support to clients. We’ll happily assist you in navigating the potentially frustrating and complicated process. You can count on us for the representation you need. Contact us today.
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